Understanding Empathy

Do we have to be trained in empathy before we practice it?

Obviously, for some, a big YES!

But, empathy without sincere compassion is a fake practice that could be caught, felt, and may not appreciated.

Empathy is defined as the ability to share the feelings of other individuals: be in their shoes.

While #Compassion is defined as the understanding and feeling of the sufferings and concerns of others.

Few leaders understand that “genuine compassion” is a prerequisite before practicing #empathy — Pretend to be #empathetic, and it will show.